Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin return to rock harder than Dick Clark could ever hope to have a wet dream about

My favorite 
dynamic duo 
will 
return to host 
another 
New Years. 
Thank you sweet baby Jesus 
as the alternative 
Dick Clark’s Rock’n Eve can 

Although, 
Jaime Kennedy’s 
New Years Eve bash 
from this past year 
may have been the greatest thing I’ve ever witnessed on live television

Which reminds me of 
some other epicness of a trainwreck 
from earlier this year:

So here’s to the dynamic duo on some of the highlights 
from the last seven years:

And to the continuation of my  New Years Tradition 
in present day America,




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Shia LaBeouf fucks up, adds to Art Holmes overall happyness

So, according to ‘thee trades’ this morning, the LaBuff fucked up.

Now anyone who had read my Lawless review knows that I am not a fan of thee LaBuff.

Being in the Entertainment Business program

here at Mount Super Fabulous,

knowing your Intellectual Properties
is like really important.

We even have a class called
‘Intellectual Property’
with the one Professor that all the cool kids hate

whom of course I thought was

thee ‘bees knees.’

Anyways, here is a good lesson in Intellectual Property:

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Joan Fontaine: A Life in Film and Television

I want to start doing more of these types of tributes since I enjoyed putting the Peter O’Toole one together and ended up discovering some of his past works that I was not familiar with.

Looking at Ms. Fontaine’s filmography 
it’s a little shorter but still just as fascinating 
in that her prime was before I was born and 
for someone who prides themselves on being educated in 
the history of film this has been a most educational compilation.


1935
 No More Ladies
Caroline ‘Carrie’ Rumsey
Credited as Joan Burfield
1937
A Million to One
Joan Stevens
Quality Street
Charlotte Parratt
(uncredited)
The Man Who Found Himself
Nurse Doris King
You Can’t Beat Love
Trudy Olson
Music for Madame
Jean Clemons

A Damsel in Distress
Lady Alyce Marshmorton


1938

Maid’s Night Out
Sheila Harrison

Blond Cheat
Juliette ‘Julie’ Evans

Sky Giant
Meg Lawrence
The Duke of West Point
 Ann Porter


1939
Gunga Din
Emmy

Man of Conquest
Eliza Allen
The Woman
Mrs. John Day (Peggy)

 

1940 
Rebecca
The second Mrs. de Winter

New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress (3rd Place)
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actress
1941
Suspicion
Lina

Academy Award for Best Actress
New York Film Critics Award for Best Actress
1942
This Above All
Prudence Cathaway
1943
The Constant Nymph
Tessa Sanger

Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actress
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre (as an adult)

1944
Frenchman’s Creek
Dona St. Columb

1945
The Affairs of Susan
Susan Darell

1946
From This Day Forward
Susan Cummings
1947
Ivy
Ivy

1948

Letter from an Unknown Woman
Lisa Berndie
The Emperor Waltz
Countess Johanna Augusta Franziska
You Gotta Stay Happy
Dee Dee Dilwood
Kiss the Blood Off My Hand
Jane Wharton
1950
September Affair
Marianne ‘Manina’ Stuart
Born to Be Bad
Christabel Caine Carey
1951
Darling, How Could You!
Alice Grey
1952
Something to Live For
Jenny Carey
Othello
Page
 (uncredited)

Ivanhoe
Rowena
1953
Decameron Nights
Flametta/Bartolomea/Ginevra/Isabella
Flight to Tangier
Susan Lane
The Bigamist
Eve Graham

Four Star Playhouse (Television)
Episode: “Trudy”
Episode: “The Girl on the Park Bench”
Trudy


Tea and Sympathy (Broadway)
Laura Reynolds

1954 
Casanova’s Big Night (AKA: Mr. Casanova)
Francesca Bruni
1956
Serenade
Kendall Hale
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Susan Spencer
The Ford Television Theater (Television)
Episode: “Your Other Love”
Julie




The 20th Century Fox Hour (Television)
Episode: “Stranger In the Night”
Lynne Abbott



The Joseph Cotton Show (Television)
Episode: Fatal Charm
Episode: “The De Santre Story”
Adrienne



General Electric Theater (Television)
Episode: “A Possibility of Oil”
Linda Stacey
Episode: “The Story of Judith”
Judith
Episode: “At Miss Minner’s”
Laurel Chapman
Episode: “The Victorian Chaise Lounge”
Melanie Langdon
Episode: “In Summer Promise”
Countess Irene Forell


1957

Island in the Sun
Mavis Norman
Until They Sail
Annelise
1958
A Certain Smile
Francoise Ferrand
1959

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (Television)
Episode: “Perilous”
Margaret Lewis
1960
Startime (Television)
Episode: “Closed Set”
Julie Forbes
Alcoa Presents: On Step Beyond (Television)
Episode: “The Visitor”
Ellen Grayson
1961
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
The Light That Failed (TV Movie)
Hostess
Checkmate (Television)
Episode: “Voyage Into Fear”
Karen Lawson
1962
Tender is the Night
The Dick Powell Show (Television)
Episode: “The Clocks”
Valerie Baumer

1963

Wagon Train (Television)
Episode: “The Naomi Kaylor Story”
Naomi Kaylor
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (Television)
Episode: “The Paragon”
Alice Pemberton
1965
The Bing Crosby Show (Television)
Episode: Operation Man Save”
Mrs. Taylor
1966
The Witches (AKA: The Devil’s Own)
1968 – 1970
Forty Carats (Broadway)
Ann Stanley
1975

Cannon (Television)
Episode: “The Star”
Thelma Cain



1978

The Users (Television)
Grace St. George
1980
Ryan’s Hope (Television)
5 Episodes
Nominated – Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding 
Guest/Cameo Appearance in a Daytime Drama Series

1981

The Love Boat (Television)
Episode: “Chef’s Special/Beginning Anew/Kleinschmidt”
Jennifer Langley



1983

Bare Essence (Television)
Episode: “Hour Four”
Episode: “Hour Five”

Laura



1986

Hotel (Television)
Episode: “Harassed”
Ruth Easton



Dark Mansions (TV Film)
Margaret Drake


1994
Good King Wenceslas (TV Film)
Queen Ludmilla
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Public Intoxication and You, a State by State guide

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Peter O’Toole: A Life in Film and Television

With the passing of Peter O’Toole today at 81 

Here is a rundown of his filmography for those who may be unfamiliar 
and for those of us who are on the honors roll of life 
as we approach our own shuffling off of this mortal coil:

1956

The Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel (TV)
“A Tale of Two Pigtails”
First Soldier
Not Mr. O’Toole but it’s the closest I could find
1960 
Kidnapped
Robin MacGregor
The Day They Robbed the Bank of England
Captain Monty Fitch
The Savage Innocents
First Trooper
1961
Rendezvous
(TV – 3 Episodes)
John
1962
Lawrence of Arabia
T.E. Lawrence
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor
Golden Globe Award for New Star of the year – Actor
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Laurel Award for Top Male Dramatic Performance
1964
Becket 
Henry II
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Sant Jordi Award for Best Performance in a Foreign Film
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated – Laurel Award for Top Male Dramatic Performance
1965 
Lord Jim
Lord Jim
What’s New Pussycat?
Michael James
The Sandpiper
(voice)
1966
How to Steal a Million
Simon Dermott
The Bible: In the Beginning . . .
The Three Angels
1967
 The Night of the Generals
General Tanz
 
 David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor
Casino Royale
Piper
(uncredited)
1968
The Lion in Winter
Henry II
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor (3rd Place)
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Great Catherine
Capt. Charles Edstaston
Present Laughter
Garry Essendine
1969
Goodbye Mr. Chips
Arthur Chipping
David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor (2nd Place)
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
1970
Country Dance
Sir Charles Ferguson
?????

1971
Murphy’s War
Murphy

1972
Under Milk Wood
Captain Tom Cat
The Ruling Class
Jack Gurney, 14th Earl of Gurney
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor (3rd Place)
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Man of La Mancha
Don Quixote de la Mancha
Miguel de Cervantes
Alonso Quijana
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture or Musical Comedy
1975
Rosebud
Larry Martin
Man Friday
Robinson Crusoe
1976
Foxtrot
Liviu
Rogue Male
Sir Robert Thorndyke
1978
Power Play
Colonel Zeller
1979
Zulu Dawn
Lord Chelmsford
Caligula
Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus
1980
The Stunt Man
Eli Cross
Making of Documentary
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor (3rd Place)
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Strumpet City
Jim Larkin
1981
Masada (Miniseries)
General Cornelius Flavius Silva
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
1982
My Favorite Year
Alan Swann
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor (2nd Place)
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor (3rd Place)
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor (3rd Place)
Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Man and Superman
Jack Tanner
Pygmalion
Professor Henry Higgins
1983
Sherlock Holmes and the Valley of Fear
Sherlock Holmes and a Study in Scarlet
Sherlock Holmes and the Sign of Four
Sherlock Holmes and the Baskerville Curse
Sherlock Holmes
(voice)
 Svengali
Anton Bosnyak
1984 
Supergirl
Zaltar
Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor
Kim
Lama
(overdubbed not in thee English)
1985
Creator
Harry
1986
Club Paradise
Governor Anthony Cloyden Hayes

Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor
The Ray Bradbury Theater 
(TV – 1 episode)
John Hampton

1987
The Last Emperor
Reginald Johnston

David di Donatello Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Dark Angel (TV serial)
Uncle Silas

1988
High Spirits
Peter Plunkett

1989
As Long as It’s Love
Prof. Yan McShoul

1990
The Rainbow Thief
Prince Meleagre

Wings of Fame
Cesar Valentin

The Nutcracker Prince
Pantaloon
(voice)

Crossing to Freedom
John Sidney Howard
1991
King Ralph
Sir Cedric Charles Willingham

1992
Rebecca’s Daughters
Lord Sarn

Civvies
Barry Newman

Isabelle Eberhardt
Maj. Lyautey

1993
The Seventh Coin
Emil Saber

1994
Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (Miniseries)
Sam Trump

1995
Heavy Weather
Clarence, Earl of Emsworth

1996
Gulliver’s Travels
Emperor of Lilliput

1997
FairyTale: A True Story
Arthur Conan Doyle

1998
Phantoms
Dr. Timothy Flyte

Coming Home
Colonel Edgar Carey-Lewis

1999
The Manor
Mr. Ravenscroft

Molokai: The Story of Father Damien
William Williamson

Joan of Arc
Bishop Pierre Cauchon

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell
Jeffrey Bernard

2002 
Global Heresy
Lord Charles Foxley

Cherbourg-Octeville Festival of Irish & British Film Award for Best Actor
DVD Exclusive Award for Best Actor
The Final Curtain
J.J. Curtis

The Education of Max Bickford
(TV – 1 episode)
Sidney McKnight

2003
Bright Young Things
Colonel Blount

Hitler: The Rise of Evil
President Paul von Hindenburg

Imperium: Augustus
Augustus Ceasar

2004
Troy
King Priam

Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2005
Lassie
The Duke

Mystic India
Narrator
Casanova
(TV serial – 3 episodes)
Older Casanova

2006 
Venus 
Maurice

National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated – BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film
Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award
Nominated – Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
One Night with the King
Samuel, the Prophet

2007
Ratatouille
Anton Ego
(voice)


Stardust
King of Stormhold

2008
The Tudors
(TV – 7 episodes)
Pope Paul III

Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Television series
Nominated – Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actor – Drama Series
Dean Spanley
Fisk Senior

New Zealand Film and TV Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film
Nominated – Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated – London Critics Circle Film Award for British Supporting Actor of the Year
Thomas Kinkade’s The Christmas Cottage
Glen Wesman

Iron Road
Lionel Relic

2009
Love and Virtue
Atlantes
2010
Mary Mother of Christ
Symeon

2012
Eldorado
Narrator

Cristiada
Father Christopher

2013
Katherine of Alexandria
Gallus

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China man Yutu on the moon? Not so fast 21st Century, let Rover take over

Not since Gene Cernon left the surface of the moon on 

December 14, 1972 at 5:55 PM EST 

has there been another earthly presence on it.

 That all changed yesterday when, after 41 years to the day,

the China Rover, Yutu,  made it’s landing. 

While, this is an amazing accomplishment for what our priorities are down here on Earth,
I can’t help but think that this is what it must have felt like
to be an American when Sputnik 1 launched.

How is it that China was able to do this,
and yet we haven’t managed to get back to that most desolate place since?

Yes, we as a country have managed the incredible with the Mars Rover and the Hubble Telescope but yet somewhere I can’t help but wonder where did we drop the ball?

So here’s a shout out to China,

  HAY ! ! !

With the hopes that maybe this can awaken our own countries fascination with 

                                                      what is possible in the 21st Century.

Bonus Video:
When I was in High School, back in 1994,
I became obsessed with the 25th Anniversary of the moon landing. 
TBS had done an excellent making of documentary documenting the space race,
and now that we live in the future it’s just one click away on YouTube.
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A Lester Bangs shout out . . . HAY!!!

Today would have been Lester Bangs 65th B happy day.

 Unfortunately
Mr. Bangs
had a lot of demons

and only made it on this plane of existence till
he was 33.

Which at the moment

was

5 years ago

for me.

 
 Lester would go on though to be immortalized in Cameron Crowe’s

Almost Famous

and I highly encourage anyone interested in the golden era of Rock n Roll’s death nail to
check out the Untitled cut
of that movie.

I’ve been wanting to post this scene in other posts.

Pretty much everytime I mention how ‘uncool’ I am.

So here it is. . .

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